We had already had so many failed IUI cycles with far more follicles that we had no reason to believe this cycle would work.

I knew when I met my husband that we would have a hard time getting pregnant due to a chromosomal issue. I didn’t know until after we started trying it would be impossible. With one failed IVF behind us, we eagerly moved on to donor sperm, and after a single unmedicated IUI we were pregnant with our son.

Fast forward three years and we are ready for another, easy right? WRONG. After 20 long months, 3 losses, 2 hysteroscopies and 1 d&c, we decided to move on to IVF (after swearing we would never do another IVF). It was canceled less than halfway through because I wasn’t responding to the meds. Our doctor advised us to cut our losses and convert to our 12th IUI. He said we had one follicle, MAYBE two follicles if he could stretch the cycle one more day.

We had already had so many failed IUI cycles with far more follicles that we had no reason to believe this cycle would work. We both left the office that day just laughing at this twist of fate. Rather than being devastated, we were strangely chipper and in shock at how greatly we had failed. In between the laughing and the silence we would occasionally interject, “but how cool would it be if it worked THIS time?” You can imagine our surprise when BOTH my one follicle and my “maybe” follicle took and we got a nice refund check from our clinic! Our rainbow twins Mae & Maddox are due any moment.